|The Good Teen is a modern-day telling of The Good Samaritan parable, with a hint of magic.
I saw a call for submissions from the BBC Radio 4 ‘Opening Lines’ programme. I wrote, edited and submitted The Good Teen, but unfortunately haven’t heard anything, meaning that it has not been accepted.
Download: The Good Teen (PDF)
Here is what I learnt from writing this story:
- To say more with less words.
- The use of short sentences in action scenes and elongated sentences on slower scenes.
- More about good pacing of stories.
- That I didn’t really need the last sentence “Then Alfred’s eyes widened, as he realised that Luke was his Good Samaritan.” for anything other than word count.
I welcome feedback, comments and constructive criticism for The Good Teen. You can post a comment here or contact me.
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Last Updated: Wednesday 30th December 2015.